ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R45.86

Emotional lability

Diagnosis Code R45.86

ICD-10: R45.86
Short Description: Emotional lability
Long Description: Emotional lability
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R45.86

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • Symptoms and signs involving cognition, perception, emotional state and behavior (R40-R46)
      • Symptoms and signs involving emotional state (R45)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
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  • Becomes angry very easily
  • Cyclic mood swings
  • Depression worse in morning
  • Depression worse later in day
  • Diurnal variation of mood
  • Easily upset
  • Mood swings
  • Moody
  • Temperamental
  • Unpredictable in mood
  • Volatile Mood

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